Facilitating connections to improve health and health equity across our global health community

Across the globe, the Global Health Program at the David Geffen School of Medicine (DGSOM) works with academic institutions, hospitals, health clinics, government agencies, and non-profit organizations. While each country collaboration is unique, they are all founded in our prioritization of partnership as a model for responsible and sustainable work in medical education, capacity strengthening, health service delivery, and research. We believe that the strongest global health partnerships are those that strive for equity, and we are committed to working with our international colleagues to ensure that our programs are balanced and mutually beneficial. 

The Global Health Program connects DGSOM faculty with others at UCLA, across our Los Angeles community, and at our global partner sites to facilitate new collaborations. To raise awareness of activities, we also assist in disseminating information about global health projects through our monthly newsletter and global projects map.

Additional resources and opportunities that help faculty advance global health work include our Travel Grant Program, a Global Health Seed Grant Program, and a Mentor Award Program to contribute to supporting medical student projects for those faculty who mentor students in the DGSOM Global Health Equity Pathway.

Danny Kahn with Dr. Hitler Sigauke, the Medical Director at Partners in Hope

"The challenges are multiple, the setbacks frequent, the way forward often uncertain, but these all become strong motivators when you refuse to accept inequities and commit to help improve the health and well-being of those in need around the world."

Chris Buck, MD, MPH, Pediatrics

Ways to engage globally

Faculty and staff have several opportunities to do work in important global health clinical service, research, education, and training:

Mentoring for medical students

For those with a passion for teaching, engage with mentorship opportunities

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Global operations

For building strong global partnerships, learn about ways we are strengthening systems to work around the world

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